I get asked a lot about what my kids are reading. I keep the house stocked with good books, and from there, they mostly do their own choosing. (They also select their own books–with steering–at our local library.)
Right now Jack (age 11) is loving Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz. We found it in the adult section of our local library, but its colorful font and numerous illustrations make it kid-friendly (not that he cares). He’s been drawing comics galore and filling this up.
He also adored The Vikings, and now we’re both searching for good books to follow it up with.
Sarah (age 8) has been reading The Borrowers, which I never read as a kid but am reading now, at her insistence. Ever since she started the series, the nooks and crannies of our house look like this:
the movie theater (with concession stand in the background)
the toy store
Lucy (age 6) loves books that are heavy on the illustrations–since she’s still learning to read–and The Nutcracker has been her go-to book since we went to a matinee in early December. She reads, she dances, she reads some more.
When she’s not reading ballet books, she’s reading her first love.
Silas (newly 4) wants us to read him Dragons Love Tacos, over and over and over again. And this book: it’s super awkward to read out loud, and the quality of the stories is questionable, but he doesn’t care.
Read any good books with kids lately? Share your favorites in comments.
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